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CoreDial & the BroadWorks Alternative

CoreDial, a PA-based cloud software and services solutions provider, reports positive momentum with its all-channel business model. The company offers its cloud services, including hosted PBX solutions, VoIP, SIP Trunking and Unified Communication services, to Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Interconnects…

Avaya’s Zang Office UCaaS

About a year ago (in March 2016), Avaya entered into the cloud-based communications platform-as-a-service market, announcing the new Zang subsidiary and new application development environment where developers and end users can build and deploy custom communications-enabled applications for mobile devices,…

Despite the Cloud, Part III

The year 2017 started with a bang with respect to new premises-based telephony solutions hitting the market. Five vendors on our radar have introduced new on-site hardware in recent weeks – Accent (VoiceONE Onsite), Cisco (Business Edition 4000), Epygi (QX20…

Toshiba’s IPedge ES for the Small Office

Toshiba extends its IPedge business communications portfolio with an entry-level model for small businesses. The new IPedge ES offers much of the same built-in functionality of the company’s established IPedge IP-based communications solution – unified messaging, mobility, IP networking, SIP…

Zultys Scales Up with MX-E

Unified Communications (UC) solution provider Zultys has a new IP-PBX model, the MX-E. The new system is designed to support larger enterprises with up to 2,000 users on a single appliance and offers a level of redundancy and reliability over…

Accent Extends VoiceONE from Cloud to Premises

Accent is bucking the trend. The national provider of telecommunications services and solutions recently expanded its portfolio with a premises-based IP-PBX called VoiceONE Onsite, introducing new on-site equipment when most providers and vendors are racing to build out their cloud…

On Our Radar for 2017

The challenges and requirements of the modern workplace are bringing about the need for new business communications solutions. Today, knowledge workers are likely to be spread among different locations, with many working remotely from a home office or frequently on…

Cisco’s Subscription Pricing for Premises and Cloud

The collaboration team at Cisco has been working to find solutions that ease the buying decision process and remove some of the barriers typically associated with purchasing a business communications solution.  Upfront costs, complex installations, lengthy deployments and long-term contracts…

NEC UNIVERGE BLUE: What’s New, What’s Next?

Simplification is the name of the game with the latest updates to NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS). The company has been looking at ways to make it easier for channel partners to position, sell and support the cloud-based…

ESI Evolves the eCloud PBX

It was more than two years ago that Estech Systems Inc. (ESI) officially launched the ESI Cloud PBX, a subscription-based hosted telephony service for businesses in North America. The hosted offer, now known as eCloud PBX, has evolved since then,…

Avaya IP Office R10, Hybrid Cloud & More

Avaya continues to evolve its IP Office communications platform for small and mid-size organizations and enterprise branch offices. With the latest Release 10, the emphasis is not on new features or applications, but instead on improvements related to system architecture,…

SD-WAN Meets Cloud UC

Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) has been making big headlines lately as the next frontier for enterprise networking and a better approach to handling the high-bandwidth requirements of the modern workplace, including the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications for information…

Vertical’s Phased Approach to Hybrid Cloud

Vertical Communications recently unveiled Vertical Cloud Connect (VCC), a suite of cloud-based applications and services hosted and running on Amazon Web Services or AWS (transitioning to Google Cloud). VCC is part of the company’s cloud-first strategy in which all going-forward…

Sangoma Taps into Cloud UC

Sangoma enters the hosted/cloud telephony and unified communications market with the new PBXact UCC (Unified Cloud Communications) service for small and mid-sized businesses and small enterprises (up to 200 users). The new service, hosted in Sangoma data centers and sold…

3CX Automates & Integrates with V15

3CX has rolled out a major software release for its Microsoft Windows-based software PBX, the 3CX Phone System for Windows. The new Version 15 includes a number of improvements based on feedback from partners and customers, including automation of many…

Mitel MiCloud Office Enters US Market

Recently, Mitel introduced MiCloud Office, a new unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) offering available in the U.S. and UK markets now, with Germany and France to follow in the third quarter of 2016. The cloud-based service is generally aimed at smaller…

Vonage Business Coalesces Around Essentials & Premier

Through a series of acquisitions in recent years, Vonage has built out its Vonage Business division with new cloud-based services that enable the company to address the needs of small and mid-size businesses and larger distributed enterprises, ranging from two…

Panasonic Scales KX-NS700G for Small Business

Panasonic introduces the new KX-NS700G, a lower-end communications server within its latest generation of KX-NS business communications systems. The new model, available to Panasonic’s authorized resellers in the U.S., is designed to serve very small businesses (to 26 extensions) and…

Toshiba UCedge 2.5 Extends Usability

Toshiba has made some major enhancements to its UCedge client software that runs on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, Windows PCs and Mac computers. New Release 2.5 software adds an “Essentials” version that is no additional cost to all…

Newz Snippets Spring-2016

Sometimes being succinct, yet thorough, and presenting details without fluff and hype is refreshing. Here, we round-up recent advancements around business telephony and unified communications products and services – in a brief, quick-take type of format. Read about some of…

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